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WVU space robotics research helps Mars rovers find their footing 

West Virginia University scientists have developed a way for extraplanetary rovers to use nonvisual information to maneuver over treacherous terrain. This will help to prevent future losses of expensive equipment like that of the Martian exploration...
10-Aug-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU researchers work to restore iconic West Virginia red spruce forests 

Clearcutting and wildfires destroyed the red spruce which were once the dominant tree species in West Virginia. Today, only 10% of the state’s red spruce coverage remains and it faces a new threat in climate change. West Virginia University...
3-Aug-2022 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU studies climate change potential for carbon-hungry grasses planted on former mine lands

West Virginia University researchers are exploring the potential for certain grasses planted on reclaimed mine land to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. A grant will support the two-year study at WVU’s West Virginia Water Research Institute.
2-Aug-2022 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU researchers come out of their shells to help at-risk turtles

Wood turtles, or Glyptemys insculpta, are North America’s only semi-aquatic primary terrestrial. Donald Brown, research assistant professor in West Virginia University's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is leading a...
26-Jul-2022 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neuroscience Summer Program Connects Diverse Students with WVU Researchers

A summer program at West Virginia University is providing research opportunities in neuroscience for undergraduate students from underrepresented and global communities, including Ukraine. By training undergraduate students who are interested in...
20-Jul-2022 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU engineers advance U.S. Air Force search and rescue missions in hostile territories with unmanned drones

Through a 21-month, $300,000 project with funding from the Small Business Innovation Research of the U.S. Air Force Laboratory and in partnership with Kinnami Software Corporation, engineers in WVU's Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and...
18-Jul-2022 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU Research Finds LGBTQ People Face Barriers to Health Care, Especially in Rural Areas

By interviewing researchers and physicians, Zachary Ramsey — a doctoral candidate in the West Virginia University School of Public Health — identified four pressing health issues that sexual and gender minorities face: discrimination,...
23-Jun-2022 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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No Peers, No Beers: WVU Research Shows Youth Substance Use Declined During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth spent more time at home with family and were more isolated from in-person interaction with peers. Largely due to this social isolation from peers, substance use among youth declined,...
13-Jun-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU toxicologist calls passage of burn pit bill ‘critical step in improving veteran health’

4-Aug-2022 1:30 PM EDT

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WVU researchers see inflation hitting some businesses harder than others

25-Jul-2022 12:40 PM EDT

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WVU Extension experts provide tips for safely using a chainsaw

Chainsaws are an excellent tool used by landowners to help them keep their land clean throughout the summer. West Virginia University experts are available to provide safety tips for operating a chainsaw without experiencing injuries.
25-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT

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WVU scientist says NASA’s Webb Telescope will boost space research at University, Green Bank Observatory

14-Jul-2022 1:00 PM EDT

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WVU Researcher Says Gene Discovery May Lead to New Tests, Treatments for Alzheimer’s in Women

14-Jul-2022 9:30 AM EDT

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WVU experts offer insight on SCOTUS limiting EPA’s authority to regulate power plant emissions

30-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT

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WVU Extension Experts Provide Guidance for Forage and Livestock Management After Flooding

Flooding can be devastating on many levels. Two West Virginia University Extension officials say precautions should be taken so that livestock do not get ill by feeding on materials that have been contaminated by soil, bacteria and flood debris...
22-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT

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WVU Researcher Says Gas Tax Holidays Are Not Good Policy

9-Jun-2022 4:00 PM EDT

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